Author: Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Hot Topic Alert! Let’s Talk Menopause

Hot Topic Alert! Let’s Talk Menopause

Menopause is a natural, normal process. For many women, it can feel mysterious — because we don’t talk a lot
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Judy Rayo shares her harrowing journey to U.S., what “American dream” really means

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Judy Rayo shares her harrowing journey to U.S., what “American dream” really means

It was 2002 when we came to America, 19 years ago. I was only 9 and I was the only
Prepregnancy & pregnancy nutrition basics

Prepregnancy & pregnancy nutrition basics

Whether you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, your nutrition and lifestyle can help ensure a safe and healthy
Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Dr. George Nicholas Papanicolaou invented the test that everyone loves to hate. However, before the Pap test became a regular
How healthy is your poop? 💩

How healthy is your poop? 💩

Your stool offers useful information about the health of your digestive system. Here’s how to “read” it. Healthy poop varies
Facts about the Delta variant

Facts about the Delta variant

According to the CDC, the Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of the COVID-19 virus.
Dry Drowning

Dry Drowning

Stories of dry drowning are frightening accounts of children who seemed fine at first but then became dangerously ill hours
How We Grill Really Matters

How We Grill Really Matters

Backyard grills across the Lowcountry are getting quite a workout with summer in full swing. That’s why Dr. Valerie Scott
Multivitamins for Better Health: Yes or No?

Multivitamins for Better Health: Yes or No?

Do you take a multivitamin every day to help improve your health? Or maybe you supplement your limited diet with
Don’t delay: Everyone 12+ needs a COVID-19 vaccine

Don’t delay: Everyone 12+ needs a COVID-19 vaccine

Vacation plans, cookouts and beach days are filling up our calendars once again. But if there’s one activity that should
Hydration key to avoiding painful kidney stones

Hydration key to avoiding painful kidney stones

The heat is on. And with rising temperatures and increased activity levels, you may be at greater risk for dehydration.
Navy Veteran loses 100 lbs after a life-changing moment

Navy Veteran loses 100 lbs after a life-changing moment

Ed knew he needed to do something about his weight. He had to buy a new belt; he couldn’t zip
What’s causing my back and neck pain?

What’s causing my back and neck pain?

Did you know that back pain affects eight out of 10 people at some point in their lives? For many
Why every high school should have an athletic trainer

Why every high school should have an athletic trainer

If your child is a student-athlete, you already know the importance of keeping them in tip-top condition. Between training sessions,
Balancing a healthy diet before, during and after pregnancy

Balancing a healthy diet before, during and after pregnancy

If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, nutrition might not be at the top of your priority list.
Five signs of perimenopause

Five signs of perimenopause

Menopause is a natural change in a woman’s body, signaling that your childbearing days have passed. At Roper St Francis
When life gives you lemons, make a mocktail

When life gives you lemons, make a mocktail

Whether you’re on a boat with the wind blowing through your hair or soaking up some sun at Folly Beach, alcoholic beverages tend to call from every cooler and
Beating Cancer with Help from Angels

Beating Cancer with Help from Angels

Pam was feeling fine the day she found the lump on her neck. But a couple of days later, her
Working from home: Ergonomics to maintain productivity and reduce injuries

Working from home: Ergonomics to maintain productivity and reduce injuries

Are you juggling work tasks from the sofa or the kitchen table? If so, you’re not alone; the COVID-19 pandemic
March Madness: Brackets for Health?

March Madness: Brackets for Health?

In case you live under a rock, here’s a friendly heads up that it’s “game on” for hoops fans. Yep,